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Jerome State Historic Park

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The Douglas Mansion has been an eye-catching landmark in Jerome since 1916, when James S. Douglas built it on the hill just above his Little Daisy Mine. This former home is now a museum devoted to the history of the Jerome area and the Douglas...more
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Reviewed yesterday

very interesting and the tape presentation on history of jerome was awesome. puts the town in perspective

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gary32999
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited the town of Jerome. Took a tour of the mansion with beautiful sights and the old mining town. Walked the streets and visited the center of town filled with shops from the past to the present.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank bobsgirlka
Reviewed 6 days ago

The mining history was interesting, although the large photos could use some orientation notes and arrows. I would have liked to see more about the lifestyle of the family who once lived there.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Faith V
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the Must Do first stop in Jerome, after which you tour the various attractions of the town & area. Nicely done displays with some Hi Tech additions, displays, artifacts & the Douglas mansion itself. Very educational and worthwhile. Enjoy!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank David B L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've visited a couple other Old West mining towns previously but this may be the best museum we've visited. It had a wide variety of exhibits, including models of Jerome's mines, photos and artifacts of days gone by. It included information about the robber barons...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CultureVulture60657
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live in Jerome and this is our favorite place to take out of town guests. Seems every time I visit I notice something I've missed before.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pam M
Reviewed December 24, 2018

Full of history here with lots of great views. It was a lovely day to be out and wonder the grounds.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JenJen1865
Reviewed December 17, 2018

This is a must stop for first time visitors to Jerome. The short video will tell you all you need to know about how the town was formed, why and who. It will take you through the history in a fun and informative way.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Martha P
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

Good place to visit and knock around for an hour or so. Fascinating piece of history in terms of how they built the mine for safety and the amount of ore they extracted. While there also wander around the town that is trying to come...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank WineEng
Reviewed December 13, 2018

We hiked down the old road from the town to the Douglas Manson ( which is the State Park ) along an old road that whet by the Audrey Headframe Park, which in itself was interesting and we got some exercise. The Mansion itself is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Visitor7
June 30, 2018|
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Response from Joyceculek | Reviewed this property |
No abandoned buildings. Just cemetery with markers and monuments
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alwweb
November 2, 2017|
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Response from 124douglash | Reviewed this property |
Website is vague about Thanksgiving. The park information number is 602-542-4174.
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Amanda C
March 1, 2017|
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Response from ArizonaStateParks | Property representative |
Amanda, Yes, it's an easy and quite scenic drive. Its about 20-35-min drive, depending on where in Sedona you're leaving from. The roads are steep, but are in great shape. Once in Jerome, many of the roads are narrow and... More
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MarianReader
Mesa, Arizona
Flagstaff observations (3 Replies)
We are just back from a very nice short trip to Flagstaff. On the way up we stopped at the Jerome State Historic Park, a place we'd been promising ourselves to return to for seven years. The mansion was interesting but the head frame was most unique. Sadly, we didn't have time to do any shopping! Monday we took photos of the golden aspens at Aspen Meadow on the Snowbowl road, then climbed the Humphrey's Peak trail until our legs gave out. Not sure how far we got but it was well worth it. ...More
October 11, 2012|
Response fromAdventuritis|
Thanks for your trip report, MarianReader! I enjoyed reading it. I will see if I can figure out who is supposed to be maintaining those "facilities" on Humphrey's Peak trail. I once encountered a similar mess at Buffalo Park and sent a note to the city council. I was pleased to receive two or three very attentive replies. Sometimes the powers that be just need to be told.
yowsah1
Lansing, MI
4 Nights in Northern Arizona Early September - Need Feedback (18 Replies)
My mother and I will be visiting Northern Arizona from September 7 to September 11 and making Flagstaff our home base. I have put together a tentative itinerary for things to do and see while we are there, and would like some feedback as to whether or not it will stand up to reality ;) . The main reason Mom and I will be in the area is to see the Grand Canyon, but there are some other places I think would be fun to see. So first of all, I would like to see if I have come up with a reasonable...More
July 29, 2015|
Response fromBob B|
A better base of operations is Sedona. You could spend a day in Flagstaff as a day trip. And you plan a day trip to GCNP. Most of the other places are short trips near Sedona. Sedona is a spectacular place to stay as well as visit.
bunkhedena
Westchester County, New York
Can you briefly describe the nearby state parks (4 Replies)
I didn't realize there were some many separate state parks near Sedona: Northern Region: Dead Horse Ranch State Park Fort Verde State Historic Park Homolovi State Park Jerome State Historic Park Red Rock State Park Riordan Mansion State Historic Park Slide Rock State Park Verde River Greenway State Natural Area There is also a national forest: Cococino National Forest It would be helpful if the experts were to give us a brief description or comparison of the various...More
February 02, 2013|
Response fromMarianReader|
I will give you our impressions of the ones we've been to Fort Verde - small museum and buildings dating from when they were rounding up the Apaches. Interesting to see once Jerome - information on mining housed in mansion owned by one of the owners of the big mine. Nicely done, took a couple of hours to go thru. Great views and don't miss the head frame Riordan Mansion - Home of founding family of Flagstaff. Original furnishings. Fascinating! I think you have to be escorted (ie with...More